Sarcosaurus

Sarcosaurus woodi

  • Pronounced:  Sar - coe - Saw - rus

  • Diet:  Carnivore (meat-eater)

  • Name Means:  "Flesh Lizard"

  • Length:  13 ft.(4 meters)

  • Height:  3 ft.(1 meter)

  • Weight:  unknown

  • Time:  Early Jurassic - 196 MYA

Fossil remains for this Dinosaur have been found in Europe

Sarcosaurus was an early step in the evolution of the large meat-eaters. It appeared nearly 200 million years ago, in the early part of the Jurassic Period, and was a little larger than the earliest carnivores. Some scientists think it belongs to the family that includes Ceratosaurus and that its skull would have had the same small, horn-like, bony crest. Since no parts of its skull have been found, more fossil evidence is needed before it is known what this dinosaur looked like.



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